The Secret of Chimneys

The Secret of Chimneys

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Baker & Taylor
Agreeing to take on a simple errand for a friend by delivering the scandalous memoirs of a recently deceased European count to a London publisher, Anthony Cade steps right into a case of international intrigue designed to restore the country's monarchy that culminates in a terrible murder and a stunning revelation. Reprint.

McMillan Palgrave
A bit of adventure and quick cash is all that good-natured drifter Anthony Cade is looking for when he accepts a messenger job from an old friend. It sounds so simple: deliver the provocative memoirs of a recently deceased European count to a London publisher. But the parcel holds ore than scandalous royal secrets. It contains a stash of letters that suggest blackmail--and lead to the murder of a stranger who's been shadowing Anthony's every move. Discovering the dead man's identity means retracing his steps--to the rambling estate of Chimneys where darker secrets, and deadlier threats, await anyone who dares to enter.


Holtzbrinck
A bit of adventure and quick cash is all that good-natured drifter Anthony Cade is looking for when he accepts a messenger job from an old friend. It sounds so simple: deliver the provocative memoirs of a recently deceased European count to a London publisher. But the parcel holds ore than scandalous royal secrets. It contains a stash of letters that suggest blackmail--and lead to the murder of a stranger who's been shadowing Anthony's every move. Discovering the dead man's identity means retracing his steps--to the rambling estate of Chimneys where darker secrets, and deadlier threats, await anyone who dares to enter.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2001
ISBN: 9780312979744
0312979746
Characteristics: 273 p. ; 18 cm

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pattypi
Sep 10, 2016

Another great mystery. This one is more light-hearted. Often reads more like a play. The ending surprised me when I thought I'd figured it out. Lots of details to follow. A quick read and worth the time.

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janwishart
Jul 06, 2015

Excellent Agatha Christie. Features Superintendent Battle as the crime solver.

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readerpat
Jan 18, 2015

I found this a bit hard to follow. So many characters in it. It had a good surprising ending though.

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kimh454
Mar 29, 2014

excellent mystery. kept me guessing until the end.

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pattypi
Sep 10, 2016

Re Superindent Battles

Either that man's sincere or he's the best bluffer I've ever seen. And if the former, God help Prince Michael's murderer when that human blood hound gets hold of him.

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